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COVID-19: How Smoking Can Increase Your Risk (Watch Video)

Mark Martz, PhD, assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health and director of the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation explains how COVID-19 affects your lungs and talks about how quitting smoking reduces your risk of being exposed to the virus and the possible negative health outcomes caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 MAY HIT POPULATIONS WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS PARTICULARLY HARD

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF SMOKING OR VAPING MORE SERIOUS AMONG PEOPLE WHO SMOKE OR VAPE Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse posted “Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape may be especially threatened.” “Vaping affects your lungs at every level.  It affects the immune function in your nasal […]

Are Smokers and Vapers at Higher Risk of COVID-19 infection?

There is some excellent information from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit in the following PDF. A couple of things that we want to draw attention to are: Risk of Hand-to-Mouth Virus Transmission Smoking and vaping involve frequent contact between fingers and lips. This increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. In […]

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Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

On January 23 the U.S. Surgeon General released a new report about quitting smoking. Following are a number of resources which you can visit to learn more about the report. You can: Read the report Download the full report View the live presentation on Twitter

CNBC’S “VAPORIZED: AMERICA’S E-CIGARETTE ADDICTION” WITH CARL QUINTANILLA PREMIERES MONDAY JULY 15 AT 10PM ET/PT

CNBC’S CARL QUINTANILLA TAKES ON THE HIGHLY-CHARGED VAPING PHENOMENON IN A NEW CNBC ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY CNBC EXPLORES THE E-CIGARETTE INDUSTRY WITH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO MARKET LEADER JUUL LABS ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 27, 2019 – On Monday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT, CNBC presents “Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction,” a comprehensive look inside the rapidly growing and […]

How to Quit Juul

With e-cigarette use growing 78 percent among high schoolers in just one year, it’s no surprise that people are struggling to quit JUUL and are searching for help. Our new resource details our free, first-of-its-kind text message program for quitting e-cigarettes and lays out the facts about nicotine, providing young adults and parents the support […]

Surgeon General releases advisory on E-cigarette epidemic among youth

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams issued an advisory today stressing the importance of protecting children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. E-cigarette use among youth has skyrocketed in the past year at a rate of epidemic proportions. According to […]

The 5 ways tobacco companies lied about the dangers of smoking cigarettes

Cigarette advertising has been banned on TV for almost 50 years, so why are tobacco industry ads appearing on prime time again? Watch this clever yet serious video about how the big tobacco companies have failed the general public. The country-style parody song tells why the tobacco companies have to apologize. If you are interested […]